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That fake Nintendo NX controller is now selling for thousands on eBay

NX controller

Earlier this year the internet went into a frenzy over some photos of what was claimed to be the controller for Nintendo's upcoming NX console. As it turned out, it was an elaborate hoax of two parts: one photoshopped render followed by a physical prototype that was built by a second person.

One of these prototypes has just gone up on eBay, with bidding starting at $4,000. There's a Buy It Now option too but at $10,000 it might be a bit too much to ask for - even though the creator says only five controllers were ever made.

But if you're really keen to own a piece of fake Nintendo history, you can head over here and get bidding. Good luck explaining to your friends and family why you spent thousands of dollars on a controller that doesn't work and is essentially just a big internet in-joke.

You can see how the controller was made in the video below. As for what the real Nintendo NX controller will look like, the mystery continues…

Via VideoGamer

Hugh Langley

Hugh Langley is the Senior Tech Reporter at Business Insider. He wrote for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, TechRadar, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore and more.